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Drinking excessive liquor: Death toll climbs to 5 in Rajshahi

Two more youths, who reportedly drank excessive liquor during New Year’s Eve celebrations on Thursday, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) raising the death toll to five by Saturday night.

The deceased so far are Faisal Hossain, 28, son of Ainul Islam of Hosniganj in the city, Sajal, 25, son of Rafiqul Islam of Shantapara in Bagmara Upazila and Sagar, 25, son of Uttam of Bakir Mor area of the city, Tuhin, 26, son of late Lutfar Rahman of Hetmakha area and Moon Ahmed, 18, son of Selim Ahmed of Kadirganj area of the city.

Mazharul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Razpara Police Station said seven youths fell sick after drinking liquor and were admitted to RMCH where three of them breathed their last in the early hours of Saturday.

Police are now investigating the matter while the process of autopsy is underway, said the OC.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police spokesman Golam Ruhul Quddus said they drank liquor while celebrating the New Year in Hosniganj area of the city.

Source: United News of Bangladesh